Benefits of Squats

August 17, 2017 2 min read 0 Comments

Being a physically fit person and staying healthy is one of the things that allows us, humans to do the things that we want to do every day without getting sick or becoming unfit to do so. But it is staying healthy that proves to be hardest for us especially since food is continually becoming tastier and unhealthier by the day and people are lazier than before. The dieting being hard I can’t really help with. All I know is that with commitment and discipline, eating healthy foods will be easy. But with the exercise, I can help.

You see, our advancement in technology and the industry has brought us to the way of thinking that we can get things done if they are easy. And it has also set us as the laziest generation because if it requires too much work, we won’t do it. So, I’ve done the courtesy of searching the internet of an exercise that doesn’t require too much time and work but will help you lose a few of your pounds and become fit if done correctly and it is none other than squats. Yes. Squats. And to be more specific, 100 squats a day.

Why squats? Squats is just one of the countless exercises that you can perform for weight loss and maintain a physically fit body, but it offers several advantages. Here are some of the benefits of squats.

Bodyweight Exercise

One of which is because it is a bodyweight exercise, meaning you don’t need any equipment to do it. This makes exercising convenient for you since you can do it anywhere and at any time.

Compound exercise

Another advantage to squats is the fact that it is a compound exercise, meaning it works for multiple muscle groups and not just one. You burn more calories if more than one muscle group is working and squatting actually covers your quadriceps, gluteal muscles, hamstrings, erector spinae, rectus abdominis, tibialis anterior, soleus, gastrocnemius and your obliques. The exercise requires you to do 100 squats nonstop for each day and it is a lot because the more work you perform, the more calories you’ll burn. According to a research done in the December 2009 issue of “Diabetes Care”, it was indicated that workouts featuring higher repetitions with lower resistance burned more calories than workouts featuring heavier weights and fewer repetitions.

Flexibility and muscle and bone strength

It is good for increasing flexibility and muscle and bone strength, also making you active in doing other physical activities and improving them such as running and swimming.

Burns Fat, Increases Muscle Endurance and Improves Circulation

It also burns fat and increases muscle endurance and helps in the circulation of bodily fluids that assist in the removal of waste and delivery of nutrition to all tissues.

The exercise has been done by a lot of people now and you can see them before and after looks if you want. Just search it on the web. A better you start with changing and improving yourself, physically, mentally and spiritually. And you should do something that makes it easier for you, so what are you waiting for? Start squatting and reap the benefits of squats.